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of sentist democrats. president obama is pushing for health care reform at a time of great draket skittishness. this week the republican leadership was playing on hose worries. >> this bill is the greatest threat to freedom that i have seen in the 19 years i've been here in washington. chris: some of the moderate democrats certainly follow elections and they remember august town meetings. here's what louisiana democrat mary landrieu heard in her town hall. >> in this bill, h.r.-3200 and others similar tomato, it takes away our freedom. this is not about health care. this is about growing -- [applause] >> there is an appropriate time for appropriate government rules and regulations. audience: boo! chris: and no doubt democrat klara mccaskill, a sentist from move hasn't forgotten about the same kind of defiance at her hometown in sthrulls. -- st. louis. >> you don't trust snow chris: what's worrying the moderates right now is the loss of the independent voter. independents were the backbone of obama's sweep last year. in the recent nbc news poll, the overall support for obama was 52
, another governor's seat went gop. >> received a call from president obama who was exceptionally gracious and kind. >> quietly, democrats had to be a bit heartbroken. >> good morning. this is not quite the good morning i had hoped it would be. >> even if they put on a happy face. >> from my perspective, we won last night. >> appearances by president obama, bill clinton, joe biden, and al gore in the governors' races would indicate otherwise. they wanted to win badly, and voters simply did not bite. >> i think this is a signal that a better reconsider the direction of their policies. >> all this talk about the death of the party and it is over, it is crazy nonsense. >> the town hall meetings, the rallies. it is a real concern about this dangerous level of debt. >> exit polling showed more than half of the voters said president obama was not a factor in their decision. republicans insist it was a referendum, and they say if they can capitalize on these opportunities, that congress and even the white house will be in play. scott thuman, abc 7 news. >>> democrats came away with a big victory
president obama time to decide if he'll send additional troops to afghanistan. white house said all along they won't make a decision on the troop levels here until this afghan election has been resolved. by all appearances now it will be president karzai. there is the issue of legitimacy. the short one, it gives a new government for the u.s. and other international partners to work with. this is part of the basis of adding troops is there must be a credible, viable partner in afghanistan. everything that has happened with this election process has cast doubt whether or not hamid karzai is that viable credible partner. the corruption is so wide and widespread across all of the government here. there is a real concern that going forward this election may just embolden hamid karzai and prevent him from firing the officials that the u.s. would like to see fired. shannon? >> shannon: now reporting live for us from afghanistan. thank you very much for the update, connor. so what implications will abdullah's withdrawal have for the u.s.? caroline shively standing by with the look at that angle.
with me are most welcome. >> a test of the national mood and obama's influence a year on. democrats face the voters in virginia and new jersey. bosnian-serb leader carriage says he will appear at his trial for the first time. and it is back to about it as the venezuelan capital struggles to cope with what her rationing. it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london and 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon and afghan capital kabul where president karzai nearly confirmed for another term promise to change its ways. in his first public statement since the second round of voting was canceled mr. karzai pledged to root out the corruption that did so much to undermine his presidency so far, something president obama is said to have demanded as he decides whether to send extra troops to afghanistan there mr. karzai also said he will welcome all of those who wants to work with him in a new government. it is not clear whether that is the government of national unity that some are calling for. >> political paralysis over -- at last time karzai supporters can celebrate his reelection. but the new president
. gretchen: the issues that mattered most to the voters, straight ahead. steve: meanwhile, president obama more likely watching the chicago's bull game last night. should he have been paying more attention? we're going to report and you are going to decide. brian: a corporate executive kicked out of first plas class for what he was wearing. >> i was handed the first class boarding pass. then it was pulled back out of my hand and given this original boarding pass. brian: wow. we're going to show you what he had on it might surprise you. meanwhile, our slogan from hazel in north carolina. yes, hazel, this is about you. "raise your flag, turn on the tube, watch "fox & friends" and get the news." [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute -- -- steve: welcome aboard, folks, to studio e. it's an election postgame show. gretchen: exactly. it was a big one last night. if you're like me, you love staying up and watching exactly what is going to happen and how it's all going to be the morning after. well, for the g.o.p., two big wins
and chris christie are crossing the state. president obama made his fifth election stop in new jersey yesterday to try to secure the democratic win. from what both new jersey and virginia as gubernatorial races and the national implications of them, watch our battleground virginia special at 11:35 p.m. after abc7 news at 11:00. >> president obama called afghan president hamid karzai today to congratulate him on his victory, but also had advice for him. he told them he expects more effort to end government corruption in afghanistan. karzai won a second term after the runoff election was cancelled after his opponent dropped out. his opponent said the second election would be as fraudulent as the first one. >> karas holmes is live from rock field tonight where they're considering same-sex benefits for contract workers. >> the call it the same sex equal benefit and hendrika and when you does contract work for the county would be covered. -- under its, anyone who does contract work for the county would be covered. >> those are families and these are working people. that iexactly the kind o
election since president obama took office. i'm shepard smith. the news starts now. three races and one night that could help predict america's political future. >> you can't find two more different people than me and jon corzine. >> the stakes of this election could not be higher. shepard: tonight, in new jersey, in new york, and in virginia, election machines are fired up for contests that could be a sign of what's to come for congress. and, for the white house. first, from fox tonight, an urgent recall of a half million pounds of ground beef following two deaths and dozens of illnesses across our nation. health officials say the e.coli bacteria may be to blame. remember undercooked beef can cause e.coli poisoning. if you eat it, it can make you very sick and even cause your kidneys to shut down. the federal centers for disease control and prevention now reports that two people are dead in new hampshire and new york. most likely, they say, from e.coli infection. we're told most of the other suspected e.coli infections are reported in states in new england. but the cdc also warns that
. the outcomes if it these two key states will also be seen by some as a referendum on the obama presidency. karen brown reports. >> reporter: new jersey governor jon corzine is shaking all the hands he can before tuesday's election. in a race that's come down it the wire, president obama has had the democrat's back. >> to stand there and say that he thinks jon corzine is the best partner for him, that's a strong message to our folks and it makes fee meal really good. >> reporter: president obama made five appearances for corzine, but republican challenger chris christie expects to win. >> tuesday is a account ability day, everybody prt corzine recognizes president obama's support is just one factor. do you think he has the political clout to can in here and affect the new jersey vote? >> i think he is an important element that people will consider. it's not the only element. >> reporter: these off-year races are important because they can shed light on how next year's critical midterm elections will shape up. fairly or not, they are often seen as a reflection of the president and his polic
for corzine would not look good for president obama. another race to watch is in new york. the republican dropped out of the race overthe weekend. she tossed her support behind bill owens, the democratic opponent. there also a dozen local elections throughout the metro region. for complete results, stay with abc 7 and news channel 8. >>> there was apparently a murder suicide involving two teenagers. this happened in triangle. one 17-year-old girl lived at the home. the girl's father found the bodies around 5:00 p.m. yesterday in an upstairs bedroom. >>> police are searching for two men connection with a shooting at gold's gym. the man approached a man and try to rob him. he was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. one of the suspects is described as black with a tear drop tattoo >>> > some house fires are being looked at in upper marlboro. it took firefighters 30 minutes to bring it under control. we're told no one was home at the time. in montgomery county, nearly two dozen pets died in a house fire in rockville. the blaze started in the basement and spread. five adu
the minority community will not turn out in the numbers because barack obama is not running. he got everybody out. he got 12,000 people in newark, new jersey. if they don't come out, governor corzine is in a lot of trouble. that's why he closed a 14% gap ex-made it a dead heat. he seems to have lost momentum. can we talk about new york district 23? steve: absolutely. this is the crazy case where the republican candidate dropped out a couple of days ago and then threw her support behind the democrat. then you've got the fellow who was energized by the tea party movement, doug hoffman who had just been a regular guy, as he described himself. and now yesterday up in the 23rd district of new york, joe biden was stumping on behalf of the challenger. also, hoffman -- also, joe biden yesterday suggested that rush limbaugh had, quote, hand-picked hofman to run. and hoffman yesterday called that notion ridiculous. he said, "i've never spoken to rush limbaugh. i have no idea where he got that information." gretchen: you have to say hat's off to a guy, or gal who decides, hey, i'm just going to get into
? juliet: one year after president obama's victory, the republicans are mounting a comeback. jon: in the middle box, how much will nancy pelosi's health care bill cost you and your family? in 30 minutes, we will break it down for you. we will break it down for you. juliet: in bottom box, halloween is over, but there's breaking information of a house of horrors. trace: we begin with what is quickly becoming a major political story. we have brand new stores on a race that has become a dog fight. both leading candidates for the new jersey governor's race are frantically tried to stir up final votes. the democrats jon corzine getting a high-profile show support from president obama over the weekend. chris christie getting help from former new york city mayor rudy giuliani. look at the polls. has chris christie with a slight lead. the independent, chris stacdaggt has 11.6% 2 shannon bream, the latest polls have this thing looking like a dead heat. >> the republican challenger, chris christie is on top in the real clear politics average. the new poll members that. -- mirr
: what do we these contests say after electing president obama to the white house? >> if president -- if the demomoats lose all three of those races. >> reporter: the white house is down playing the election's outcomes. the president inherered daunting challelees. >> we have spent a decent amount ofof time talking about one her in afghanistan. we e leaded to an either bigger one. >>> virginia hurtado live in washington, thanks. >>> our election coverage continues on "good morning america." when al gore weighs in on the challenges ahead for the obama white house. >>> a developing story this morning from north korea, it announced it has enough plutonium to make one nucucar bomb. thisay be an attempt to force the u.s. into direction talks with the north. >>> fresh off his re-election victory president hamid karzai is reaching out. we have more on what president karzai has to say. >> reporter: good morning. one day after being declared defacto winner of the election, president karzai made his victory speech. a victory marred by allegations of voter fraud. karzai acknowledged the damage
. virginia and new jersey could both turn red today. both states voted obama last year, but today their democrats for governor are struggling. new jersey's jon corzine is trying to hold on to hisseat and tap the nearly 1/2 million new voters there who backed obama. he's neck and neck with republican chris christy. in virginia, bob mcdonald came from behind and had a double digit lead. democrats are walking a tight rope, trying to win obama supporters but distance himself. >> i'm my own guy. >> president obama campaigned for both democrats, but analysts say washington backlash could work against him. >> anti-tax, anti-big government message is the winning message for republicans in the obama era. >> reporter: democrats caught a break when the republican dropped out and endorsed the democrat against the conservative. and on maine's ballot deciding whether to roll back the same sex marriage law. and washington is watching these races very closely. in fact, the white house attributes voter frustration to the tens of millions of people out there, dan, who can't find a job. >> all right
of that country's opposition presidential candidate. president obama h h been counting on a clean election in afghanistan as he weighs sending 40,000 more u.s. troops there.e. but hopes for a legitimate process are now all but lost after president hamid karzai's main challenger dropped out of the race. here's david kerley. >> reporter: they will all feel the effect. the more than 100,000 allied troops, the afghan people, of this man's decision to quit next weekend's presidential runoff. >> i will not participate in the november 7th elections. >> reporter:r:bdullah abdullah's exit from the presidential race hands victory to the incumbent, president hamid karzai, a victory that is tainted by massive fraud in the first election back in august. still, abdullah urged his followers to remain calm. >> so that's the call for myself, not to go to the reets, no demonstrations. >> reporter: presisint karzai is set to rule the war-torn nation for another five years partnering with the u.s. amidst accusations he is ineffective and corrupt. >> i think it's time for us to stop beating up on president kar
could both turner read today. both states a bloated obama last year. -- could both turner r red tape. both states voted obama last year. in virginia, the republican came from behind and has a double- digit lead. the democrat is walking a tightrope trying to win obama supporters but also distancing himself. president obama campaigned for both democrats. washington-lac -- washington backlash could work against them. in upstate new york, and republican dropped out and endorsed the democrat against the conservative candidate. and maine is trying to determine if they should roll back the same sex law. washington is watching these races very closely. voter frustration is attributed to the millions of people who cannot find a job. wbal-tv. >> a first of its kind program begins in maryland today keeping an eye on maryland practitioners and how often they wash their hands. the program will place secret shoppers in hospitals to make sure practitioners' practice proper hygiene. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. what do you think of a program that monitors doctor's hand hygi
that have not begun for democrats since the civil war. >> except obama. you can't keep dropping the fact. >> at the congressional level. >> here's what dede scozzafava said when she endorsed the candidate. i have stood for honest principles and truthful discussion >> is it just scozzafava sour grapes or is the hard right conservative so wrong the liberal republicans couldn't stomach the idea of him going to congress? we are blessed to have judge jeanine pirro who aside from being a start of her own hit show was the elected district attorney the republican candidate statewide for attorney general back in 2006 if i am not mistaken. that district up there what does it mean? >> i know that district. i talk to people up there today. it is the north country in new york state. this has been the district where there has been a republican candidate sints the 1850s. you have dede who is pro choice, pro same sex marriage pro hard checks for the no secret ballots in unionizing private sectors. she is so out of touch with constituency the fact that she got the nomination is incredible. more incredibl
years. a loss for corzine will not look good for president obama. republican dede scozzafava dropped out of that race over the weekend and then she tossed her support before democrat candidate bill owens, hoping to defeat the conservative candidate. there also local elections. for complete results, stay with abc 7 and news channel 8. >>> the deaths of two teenagers has left the city of triangle, , , in shock. it happens act oakdale circle. -- it happens at oakdale circle. matt brock has more. >> the girl's father came home and found the bodies. police would not say for sure if it is a murder-suicide, but it does look that way. a tragedy. inside this home on oakdale circle, a father discovered a parent's worst nightmare, the body of his teenage daughter and a teenage boy. >> she lived there with her father. he came home and discovered the bodies. >> police say they forest park high school were shot together in an upstairs bedroom. police did not believe anyone else was involved. >> we're not looking for a murder suspect here. >> neighbors say the girl and her father were relatively new to
have been made. president obama faces a milestone this week, the first anniversary of his election. though comes as the economy is showing signs of >> americans all around the country continue to ask the question, where are the jobs? >> republicans are saying the obama administration is not creating or saving the jobs. >> most of the jobs that are created or government jobs. >> the treasury secretary predicts a shocking recovery. >> this is a very tough economy. it is going to take some time for unemployment to come down and for jobs to get created again. >> he says the stimulus spending is just starting to show results. he says it is far too early as to whether government spending will be needed more. the president does not want to break one of his key campaign promises and raise taxes on the middle class. in washington, wbal-tv. >> u.s. senator ben cardin is also weighing in on the economy. he told our correspondent what he says is the real signs of recovery. >> it starts with consumer confidence. people wanting to go to a restaurant or buy a new car or home. it starts with havin
. campaignering president obama making his third stop to the garden state over the weekend, lending his support to the democratic incumbent governor, jon corzine. meantime, gop stars like rudy giuliani are stumping for the republican challenger. the democratic candidate for governor in virginia is facing an uphill battle right now. we have team fox coverage on at all. shannon is live in new jersey. chief political correspondent carl cameron is live in richmond, virginia. let's go first to shannon. the latest poll offers hope to christie and his supporters, but is it all good news? >> it is kind of a toss up because the republican challenger does go ahead. the incumbentfor them when theye bush actually decide to go for someone else, so we pushed, as they would choose one of the other two, more of them went with cprzome than christie. -- more of them went with corzine than christie. bill: what is the mood like in these two camps as we get ready for this vote tomorrow? >> because this race is so tight, well within the margin of error, it could go either way. both candidates still in areas. chris c
. president obama's trip to china, why that country is increasingly more important to america. and why they may not be listening quite as closely to tuesday as they used to. safe at home. playing ball with joe torre. he'll talk about his foundation, his success and a little bit of baseball. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >>> here's a look at what's making news. the american consumer may be in slightly better shape than many experts thought. retail sales for the month of october were release this week and sthoed an increase of 1.4%, nearly double what economists were looking for. that's important because consumers make up about 70% of the u.s. economy. the data helped push the markets up to a 13 month high on monday. they nudged higher again on tuesday but fell mid-week on weak economic data. there was mixed news on the inflation front. the producer price index which measure wholesale prices rose more slowly than expected. on the consumer price index which measures retail inflation came i slightly higher than expected because of rising energy prices. investment banki
and world report about looking at the obama administration one year later. is the fascination over? that's what some are saying or is this the real deal? we'll talk with him. and the virginia governor race is a big deal with mcdonnell leading. are we seeing a backlash from folks not happy with the obama administration. we'll look at the first year in office. >>> first we want to go to tucker barnes and find out what we have in store for today's weather forecast. hello, tucker. >> thanks very much, tony. cool weather to start the day. a mix of sun and clouds across the region and temperatures back in the upper 40s and low 50s. hang in there. we'll see more sunshine than yesterday. although we won't be in the clear here until tomorrow. 52 degrees to start the day at reagan national. we bottomed out in the low 50s here, about 51. 49 in new york city. look at the cool air off to the north and west. pittsburgh was in the low 30s. columbus was in a freezing mark an hour ago and now up to 41. so we're starting the warming trend. never get a chance to warm up across the washington area as our af
. now president obama speaking with the swedish prime minister. he will talk afghanistan in this. let's listen. >> although the process was messy, i am pleased to say that the final outcome was determined in accordance with afghan law, which i think is very important, not only for the international community that has so much invested in afghan success, but most importantly is important for the afghan people, that the results were in accordance with and followed the rules laid down by the afghan constitution. i did emphasized to president karzai that the american people and the international community as a whole want to continue to partner with him and his government in achieving prosperity and security in afghanistan, but i emphasize that this has to be a point of time in which we began to write a new chapter based on improved governance, a much more serious effort to eradicate corruption, a joint efforts to accelerate the training of afghan security forces, so that the afghan people can provide for their own security. that kind of coordination and a sense on the part of president kar
about the weather, which is typical for autumn, i guess you could say, coming up. >> president obama faces the first anniversary of his election. he is bracing for more bad news as the latest jobs report hinted this week. 11 news reporter brian mooar has the latest project economy report from washington. >> one year ago this week, barack obama was elected president in a nation tumbling into financial abyss. he argued without the stimulus, the economy could be much worse. >> it is easy to forget that only a few weeks ago, the economy was shrinking, and economists fiers a depression. >> the report was recently that the economy grow over 3% -- and economists afeard a depression -- feared a depression. the unemployment is at 9.8%, and it could top 10 percent said this week with the latest jobs report -- it could top 10% this week. >> where are the jobs? >> republicans are scoffing at the claims by the democrats and the president of jobs being saved or created. treasury secretary timothy geithner predicts a choppy recovery. >> this is a very tough economy. it has only been three months of
." >> the stakes are monumental for president obama. >> we have an obligation to create a better health-care system that works for our people, businesses, and government alike. >> he leans on lawmakers' in person on friday to try to close the deal for democrats. the house plan gets a powerful endorsement from the aarp. their plan would expand coverage at the expense of medicare. nbc news. >> 38 degrees -- attorneys for the convicted sniper make a last attempt to spare his life. >> in new details of the discovery of more bodies inside of a convicted rapist home. what they have in common and how they hope to link the suspect two other unsolved crimes. >> here is a live look at traffic. volume is picking up on the ring ring ring ring progresso. hi. we love your weight watchers endorsed soups but my husband looks the way he did 20 years ago. well that's great. you haven't seen him... my other can is ringing. progresso. hey can you tell my wife to relax and enjoy the view? (announcer) progresso. you gotta taste this soup. to start losing essential nutrients? not long. in fact, green beans lose... half t
in election so tainted with fraud that his challenging dropped out. president obama personally called him. >> i emphasized that this has to be a point in time in which we begin to write a new chapter. he assured me that he understood the importance of this moment. but as i indicated to him, the proof is not going to be in words, it's going to be in deeds. >> the white house says despite the canceled election, the president's decision on troop levels could still be weeks away. >>> joining us with more on the situation in afghanistan is malu innocent from the catoe institute. good morning. good to see you again. >> good to see you. >> we enjoyed your analysis in afghanistan, we wanted to have you back to talk about the latest development. karzai again president for another five years. what are the implications. i think we scratched our heads and said where is the runoff. >> he won by default simply because abdullah has opted out because of the pervasive amount of fraud that riddled the first election, it wasn't clear that second round wouldn't also be riddled with allegations of voter fraud
dramatically, as well. while virginia voters surged for barack obama last year, now some are turning to the republican ticket and bob mcdonnell to send a message. >> i had to go straight republican today. >> why is that? >> i want to show obama virginia can goat republicans and we don't like his programs. >> reporter: some democratic voters took a different view to the polls. they say president obama's support of democrat creigh deeds helped them win their vote. >> i believe creigh deeds could get this job done. obama completely supports him. yes, i do believe. >> reporter: for the governor's race, i think the main things i'm interested in, we are seeing a forward direction in in country that started with the presidential election. we are recently moved to this state virginia, and i'm interested in seeing those forward directions change, continue to change. >> with preelection polls giving mcdonnell a double-digit lead, republican leading voters have high hopes this will reverse a string of statewide defeat that began with mark warner's election in 2001. >> i'm excited. i hope we hav
, president obama hits the trail today stumping new jersey's incumbent jon corzine. how does it impact tuesday's election coming up? >> how is it for halloween fright night? a bat sneaks into a nba game. look at this. oh! >> instead of dunking the ball, the player goes for the bat. more of that coming up. our slogan goes from franklin in tennessee and i like what i see and hear and the reason i watch and listen to "fox & friends" throughout the year. i'm not sure where the rhyme is coming. >> the rear. >> it's time for "fox & friends." >> i like that, dave. that's what you're seeing in baseball. >> that's very clever, but fitting that a bat is seen on halloween. >> not a lot of bats, my. s. >> i bats can't do the work. >> i was up until 1:30 watching the late start and the people asking me where is your phillies red tie. >> i had on orange, i'll do it today. >> i admire your determination and willpower. coming up on the show. [baby crying] >> they're hammering you. they call him the dr. phil of real estate, how you can sell your house, what you can do, now not to get emotion that will, guys,
. and there is some relief,ñr though, and president obama is set to sign legislation approved by congress to help with unemployment aid. >>> and let's look outside. a beautiful day with blue skies. it's chilly. but tom says it will warm up aç little bit, right? >> yeah, not much. we don't have much of a warmup. we are right around 50. it will warm up a couple more degrees as we get into the afternoon hours. the big story is the winds. they have really increased dramatically this morning. we will take a look outside and see the camera bouncing around in the wind that continues to gust up to around 30 miles per hour. and these are the temperatures right now, and we're in the upper 40s, and it's 48 in washington, mid-40s and further west 40s. the gusts have been around 25 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour this morning. and we will have the wind with us into perhaps the late afternoon hours, and then the big story overnight is as the winds calm down under a car sky, we will have a freeze, and right here in washington, and this would be earlier than average, perhaps even in prince georges ç,áu+k
and these are issues we will take up with president karzai. >> reporter: president obama is yet to decide if he will send tens of thousands of new troops to afghanistan. last month was the deadliest month since the war began eight months ago. >>> polls open in 26 hours in the governor's race and the candidates will stump for final undecided votes today. the latest polls show mcdonnell with a 12 percentage point lead. he visited weyers cave. democratic cab date creigh deeds spent sunday morning attending church and shaking hands in hampton, virginia. tim kaine turned out for the campaign. deeds is hoping to get support from the voters to turned out for president obama last fall. >>> and if you would like to learn more about the candidate for all of the races and valid questions for maryland and virginia we have a voters guide on our website at >>> our time to check in with "living $mart" reporter jessica doyle. what's going on? >> as for wall street today investors will react to news that cit filed for the fifth largest bankruptcy in history. the lender is a victim of the credit crunc
flu vaccine as a senior advisor to president obama says the government is catching up to the demand. david axelrod said ten million more doses will be available this week. independent health advisors will grin tracking the health of people who received the vaccine. >>> how did you spend your halloween this year? some local student got a treat they will nevr forget at the white house. we'll tell what you was in the goody bags that the president and mrs. bell atlantic -- and mrs. obama handed out. >>> tony will tell us what to expect outside today and we'll have a check on the traffic. s are -- p >>> a pretty happy scene for these students. they were at the whithouse. mrs.obama dressed up. the president dressed down a little bit. no word on where sasha and malia accept braitd. the couple handed out goody bags including white house m & m's, dried fruit and a cookie made by the white house pastry chef. >> white house archingly turned orange in honor of the holidays. actually turned orange in honor of the holidays. -- no word on where sasha and malia celebrated. >
of supporters who gave president obama a victory a year ago help to put him over the top. >> we are working as hard as we can to reach out to new and old voters. >> it has made us encouraged that we are up double-digits but only the feeling that we are on the right track. >> reporter: mcdonnell will be in our region. he has stops in prince william county and alexandria. and deeds will stop in alexandria. >>> if you would like to learn more about the candidates for all the races and ballot questions in virginia and maryland we have it on our website at >>> a push is on for private contractors to gave six partners the same benefits as married people in montgomery county. a bill is expected to be produced -- introduced this week. the "washington post" reports the measure has widespread support in the council. it could affect 450 firms if approved. >>> it is time for another living smart report. jessica doyle is back. hey, jess. >> reporter: that's right. we are talking able the economy week. it is a big week for taking a a pulse on how the economic recovery is doing. we kick off the
. >>> president obama called president karzai today to offer his congratulations. mr. obama says he's pleased that the final outcome was determined in occurrence with afghan law and he said that the u.s. and the international community will work closely with him but they want to see better governance and a sineer effort to eradicate corruption. >> he assured me that he understood the importance of this moment, but as i indicated to him, the proof is not in words it'll be indeeds. >> it is still not clear when president obama will announce the next steps that the u.s. will take in afghanistan. >>> a senior government official told the reuters news agency that mr. obama is not likely to announce a new strategy before he leaves for asia on november 11th. that trip is scheduled to be ten days' long. >>> the wave of terrorism in pakistan has prompted the united nations to suspend many of its operations there. 35 people were killed this morning in a bombing outside of a bank in ra wal bindy. a suicide bomb or a motorcycle blew himself up. hours later another suicide bombing ripped through a police
the scenes, next. plus, the white house will not like this. some heat is being put on president obama, and it is not about health care this time. greta: now, you are going behind-the-scenes. sarah from alaska, a new conservative. there is the stunning revelation of inside fighting. a former producer for the fox news channel is right here, and a digital journalist for cbs news. first, explain to us what is this? >> we traveled with the candidate wherever she went. we were sort of at their mercy in terms of getting housing and food to eat. we had a blast doing it. greta: no one is closer to the story than those who are living in an breezing it, right? >> yes, from the early primary days -- those who are living and breathing it. greta: what happened? >> there was a speech given -- written for sarah palin, and she very much wanted to give it, and the decision was made among the chief strategist with cindy mccain campaign that maybe it was not a good idea. they asked john mccain, and he agreed that he wanted to be the only one to speak, and it was clear through our reporting that she still
explains. >> one year after voters for president -- put president obama and the white house many republicans are fired up, saying 2009 is their year. >> they can win and battleground virginia, new jersey, new york, they will be enabled different place. >> republicans are counting on a voter backlash. republican bob macdonald is favored to win by a comfortable margin in virginia. in new jersey, governor corzine is down to the wire with his conservative opponent despite strong support from the president. some say the outcome is a vote on obama's political agenda. >> on wednesday there will be people on either side -- particularly if the democrats lose all three of those races. >> the third race, in new york's 23rd district has taken some bizarre turns. it starts out with a conservative running against the republican candidate. then the republicans scozzafava pulls out and endorsers war -- her democratic rival. democrats say the move to expose as a split in the democratic party while many conservatives are claiming victory. >> the big story is just that conservatives won. they ouste
. and while president obama isn't on the ballot, the results could speak volumes about what voters think of the job he's doing. >>> new images. police release computer-enhanced photos of what madelyn mccann would look like today, exactly 2 1/2 years after her mysterious disappearance. this morning, the new push to find who is is responsible. >>> and absolute disaster. a fork lift operator bumps into a shelf at a vodka warehouse, and the whole place comes crashing down. and with over $100,000 in damage, that driver's career could be on the rocks today, tuesday, november 3rd, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm matt lauer. that vodka story's something. our crew just ran out of here with sponges. >> he's in big trouble. >> he is in big trouble. >> ooh. that's a lot of -- >> we'll have more on that. >>> meanwhile, it's election day. if you're at the white house today, you're downplaying the significance of today's results, but the hd of the republican party says we could be seeing a referendum
and then head to president obama for his signature. every day, 7,000 people lose their jobless benefits. maureen burns had been out of work for more than a year and was about to become one of them. >> it was getting a little scary. >> reporter: but she recently scored a temporary job at a financial services company, which could turn permanent. still, maureen knows all too well how it feels to scrape by. >> you know your stomach starts to churn when you you go into the supermarket and you really can't afford to buy much. >> reporter: we'll get a better idea of how many people are in situations leak maureen's later today. the government releases its weekly report on new jobless claims. on friday, the national unemployment rate comes out. that figure is expected to inch closer to 10%, possibly reaching a fresh 26-year high. lawmakers say the cost of the bill will be paid for by delaying or adjusting other laws and taxes. michelle? >> all right, whit squon son in washington. whit, thanks for the update. >>> president obama is expected to visit capitol hill tomorrow to push the case for health care r
is bringing back jobs and investors' confidence. >>> president obama celebrated halloween the same way that many of you might have, greeting trick-or-treaters. some 2000 kids came to the white house with their parents and mr. obama doled out presidential m & ms, dried fruit and butter cookies made by the white house chef. michelle obama wore cat ears and a top with leopard color. later, they held a reception for military families in the white house. >>> two men allegedly involved with a radical islamist group have an extradition hearing in canada tomorrow. they were arrested in windsor, ontario, yesterday morning. a two-year investigation by the fbi alleges they conspired to commit federal crimes. their arrest came days after a shootout with the fbi in detroit. the one killed in that shooting was also arrested in windsor. >>> the number of kids who died from swine flu jumped this month. the cdc says h 1wun at least 11 have died since the spring. the government says children are at high risk for h1n1 and should get vaccinated. as march snow reports, the advice has some parents divided.
. is it all a referendum on president obama? >>> massive meat recall. more than 500,000 pounds of beef pulled from store shelves after one dies and more fall ill. what you need to look out for. >>> deadly stunt. a jury awards this woman's family over $16 million after she dies in a radio contest for a video game. her husband joins us live in a "gma" exclusive. >>> and how do they walk away from this. another unbelievable crash. but technology once again saves the day and the driver. good morning, everyone. hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. i'm robin roberts with chris cuomo. diane is on assignment on this monday, november 2nd. believe it or not we are less than 24 hours away from another election day and there are a few big races we're keeping an eye on. >> no question. halloween may have been saturday but the democrats are worried about the fright that may come tomorrow. repuicans are hoping this could be a referendum on the president. the democrats are hoping that the enusiasm from that campaign a year ago carries over. >> saw president obama in new jersey over the weekend. >> the late
. the president and first lady welcomes 2,000 kids and parents to celebrate the holiday. ms. obama was the only one in costume. they got goody bags full of m & m's and a treat from the white house pastry chef. >>> fox 5's matt acland looks at some more memorable get-ups. >> reporter: it's a tradition aswell known as trick or treating. m street attracting famous people. our first celebrity citing, the athletic and beautiful. >> i'm serena williams. it started to rain, hail, sleet, bring it on. >> reporter: but on a night so frightful, even the dead were spotted. >> did you know maryland monroe is dating the beast. >> we were hoping there won't be that much people. >> i'm a midnight ferry. >> did you make your costume or did your mom do it? >> my mom. >> reporter: for many this was not about dressing up, instead they brought the people for people watching. >> you have done this before? >> oh, yes. >> reporter: what do you think of the outfits so far? >> interesting. >> reporter: to deal with some of the traffic issues, authorities set up barricades along m street and blocked off side streets but
be an indication of how people feel president obama is doing and the democratic congress. back to you. >> thank you. >>> and for all of the latest as voters head to the polls tomorrow, keep it here on fox 5 and you can watch the results on >>> a mass murder scene in ohio. the bodies of half a dozen women are found in a man's home. you are watching fox 5 morning news.  >>> a bizarre crime unfolding in cleveland, ohio where police found the bodies of six women decomposing inside the home of a registered sex offender. the coroner said the women were all murdered. cleveland police made the discovery while attempting to arrest anthony soul on rape charges. >>> a man suspected in the fatal shootings of four men at a north carolina television shop has been captured in virginia. police in mount airy, north carolina say marcos chavez gonzalez was arrested early this morning at a hotel nearby near the virginia state line. he was wanted in the kill go ahead of four men on sunday. police say they don't believe the shootings were random. >>> a bombing outside bank has kill
jersey, even though president obama had stumped for the democrats. is it a repudiation of the president and what does it mean for the democratic party nationde? this morning, the view from both sides. >>> tragic end. three missing college softball players found dead inside a jeep submerged in a north dakota pond, two days after they placed panic calls to a friend. this morning, what investigators think happened. >>> and 100 days to vancouver, and as you can see, we're throwing an olympic-size party on the plaza today, wednesday, november 4th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, and welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. that's either the olympics music or the triumphant march of the republicans yesterday. we're being told the president did not watch the election results, but i bet he's hearing them this morning. >> didn't want to watch, probably. the biggest win in new jersey where chris christie narrowly defeated jon corzine. president obama stumped for corzine five times, three times in the last week alo
going through the house. >> what is interesting, president obama came out and trumpeted the endorsement from the american medical association. i have them on board . doctors believe in them and today, they are going to be meeting in houston, no. our board of trustees voted and they may vote to retract it if that is the right word. for a saturday, there is so much going on in capitol hill and around the country about all of this health care reform. >> later in the show, we walk you through . point by point, and you lead up to 6 o'clock or 8:00 p.m. tonight there. is a lot of drama . first the headlines. >> i do want to tell you what is happening at this hour. there is another deadly shooting to tell you about this morning, 40 year old man accused of going on a shooting rampage at his woformer workplace. jason rodriguez blamed the engineer firm accusing them of hindering the unemployment benefits. rodriguez entered the building and killing a 26 year old. five others were wounded. his former mother-in-law told fox exclusively that he had a history of mental illness. >> i am thankful they h
closely this morning is the governor's race up in new jersey. president obama has made five appearances in that state to make his case for jon corzine. the only democratic governor seeking re-election this year. corzine faces a tough challenge from republican chris christie, a former prosecutor. recent polls show the race to be a tossup. a republican has not won a statewide race in new jersey in a dozen years. >> this morning the taliban is taking credit for the cancellation of afghanistan's runoff electn which was scheduled for this coming saturday. the islamist militant group claims its threats and attacks disrupted the election process. the runoff was called off yesterday after challenger abdullah abdullah withdrew from the race, claiming the results could be tainted by fraud. that effectively gave president hamid karzai a second term. president obama congratulated karzai but said he expects results from his leadership. >> he assured me that he understood the importance of his moment, but as i indicated to him, the proof is not going to be in words. it's going to be in deeds. >> this
race is the one for governor of new jersey. president obama hit the campaign trail for jon corzine. analysts say a coursrzine could be politically embarrassment for the president. >>> the president will make a decision within weeks on whether send more troops to afghanistan. the administration is reportedly considering sending a smaller number than the 40,000 troops that have been requested. >>> the afghanistan election could affect the decision on troop levels. abdullah abdullah has now withdrawn from the contest. hamid karzai it will remain in power for another five years. it is not clear whether the november 7 vote will go on at all. the administration said they are planning to work with hamid karzai. >>> at least 30 people are dead after a bombing outside a bank in pakistan. the united nations said the spreading violence has forced it to suspend long term development work along the border with afghanistan. some >>> dale city parents -- >>> some del city parents are on high alert. three teenagers were assaulted while they were trick-or- treating. courtney robinson has the latest
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